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21.8.2019 at 09:00 - 31.8.2020 at 23:59


Enrol for the exam in WebOodi. Then book your exam time and place in Examinarium.

Conduct of the course

During exceptional circumstances the course will be conducted via essays. Use the books mentioned in the course stream.
The length of the essay should be 15-20 pages (not including references) 1.5 line spacing, normal margins. If you wan more instructions, contact: ilkka.arminen@helsinki.fi


Bachelor’s level studies in sociology

After completing the course, students will be able to apply the basic principles of one sociological tradition to designing empirical research and interpreting data. The course helps students in merging sociological concepts with the actual conduct of research.

Uusi taloussosiologia
1. Donald MacKenzie: Material Markets. How Economic Agents are Constructed.  Oxford University Press, 2009.
2. Donald McKenzie: An engine not camera. How financial models shape the world. MIT Press 2006

The Faculty's Examinarium exams are replaced from 16 March with alternative arrangements until 31 May 2020 until further notice. Register for Examinarium in WebOodi and contact the teacher / check the course page for further instructions. (NOTE: do not register in Examinarium or reserve the room for the exam.)

Sociology of culture

  1. Isaac Ariail Reed: Interpretation and Social Knowledge. University of Chicago Press, 2011.
  2. Rivera, Lauren A. Pedigree: How Elite Students Get Elite Jobs. Princeton University Press, 2015

Sociology of interaction

  1. Erving Goffman: Asylums. Essays on the Social Situation of Mental Patients and other Inmates. Anchor Books, 1961
  2. Susie Scott: Total Institutions and Reinvented Identities. Palgrave 2011.

Sociology of ethnicity and immigration

  1. Anderson, Bridget (2013): Us and Them?: The Dangerous Politics of Immigration Control. Oxford University Press.
  2. Isaksen, Lise Widding (Ed.) (2010): Global Care Work: Gender and Migration in Nordic Societies. Nordic Academic Press.

Quantitative viewpoints in the sociology of health

  1. Cockerham W (ed.):The New Blackwell Companion to Medical Sociology. Wiley-Blackwell, Chichester 2010, ISBN 978-1-4051-88868-5, pp. 1-287.
  2. Marmot, M. G.; Wilkinson, Richard G. Social Determinants of Health. Oxford University Press 2006. 2nd edition.

Study of governance

  1. Ilpo Helen: Elämän politiikat: Yhteiskuntatutkimus Foucaltn´n jälkeen. Tutkijaliitto 2016
  2. Mianna Meskus: Elämän tiede: Tutkimus lääketieteellisestä teknologiasta, vanhemmudesta ja perimän hallinnasta. Vastapaino 2009.

Social mechanisms

  1. Jon Elster 2015: Explaining Social Behavior: More Nuts and Bolts for the Social Sciences. 2nd edition. Cambridge University Press.
  2. Peter Bearman 2005: Doormen. University of Chicago Press.

The essay or course work will be graded on a scale of 0 to 5 (0 = Fail, 1 = Passable, 2 = Satisfactory, 3 = Good, 4 = Very good, 5 = Excellent).

The course will be completed by taking an applied online Examinarium examination based on literature. Other completion methods include an oral examination, an essay and a lecture course. The completion methods will be determined in the teaching programme.

The material for the course includes theoretical texts familiarising students with one sociological trend and the related empirical studies. Students must prove how the concepts of the said trend have been formed into a research design, research questions and empirical observations.

The coordinating teachers for each trend are indicated in the teaching programme.